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Police arrest man, seize shotgun

A 23-year-old man is facing numerous firearms-related charges after firing a gun at a residence in Oshawa.

On Sunday, Oct. 27, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence near Simcoe Street North and Britannia Avenue West for a disturbance call.

The original call was for a man throwing items off his balcony and causing a disturbance.

Officers arrived and located the man nearby, as he was distraught and wanted the officers to kill him.

The man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to a local hospital.

Further investigation revealed he had fired a firearm in the residence before he left on foot.

A search warrant was executed in the residence and a shotgun and ammunition were seized. No injuries were reported.

The 23-year-old Oshawa man is charged with: mischief under $5,000 and several firearm-related charges. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Crosbie at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1825.